Book Review// Running Adventures Scotland

I have to be honest I was skeptical as to whether I’d like this book. I am really confident navigating outdoors so the idea of a running book is a bit of a novelty to me as I’d usually just head out of the door with just a map and a sense of exploration. So I expected to find this book a bit underwhelming.

However I was totally surprised.

This is a book which has some really inspiring routes in it, some quite technical and definitely for the hardcore mountain runner. Covering routes in Torridon on Being Alligin which includes a scramble, the Ballachiulish horseshoe and the South Glen Sheil ridge – there are some serious munro bagging routes in this book which are not for the faint hearted!

Even the routes in Southern Scotland these are no less challenging, including the Cobbler, and the Pentland Skyline.

There are 25 routes of which 3 are multi day. Of the rest they vary in length between 10- 29km. But don’t let that fool you, the 10km route is Being Alligin which having done this as a hike I know is a very challenging route!

All of the routes provide fantastic photographs, a great route description, practical information on where to refuel and park as well as an overview of the route.

There are no GPX files provided but I actually think this is a good thing as if you’re about to head in to the mountains you really should have a map and not rely on a phone for navigating.

I love this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone heading north who is interested in exploring somewhere new or new to mountain running.

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